Discussion in 'Leopard Geckos' started by iGorx, Mar 14, 2007.
I was wondering because I was thinking maybe you needed a higher wattage bulb. maybe try a 100 watt? you can always buy a table top lamp dimmer from a hardware store (I get mine from lowes- home depot doesn't have any TTLD in the stores around me) and dim it to control the wattage, or even invest in a thermostat for reptiles which can handle several lamps at once, if you ever get more leopard geckos (and, if you are anything like most of us, you probably will haha)
i have ordered a thermostat just waiting on it the 75 watt keeps it about 80 at night so i just kept it at that.
what are the temps of the warm side during the day? night temps look good
i thought the red lamp blinds them? if they look at it
oh yeah, y are there so many pics deleted?
until i get my thermostat they are not staying the same temp i have to keep an eye on it it ranges from 92 to 97 if i notice the day is warm and the 75 can do it i just leave the 75 watt on i try to keep it around 92
92 is the hottest it should be, during the day on the warm side. it should range between 87-92 on the warm side, and 77-82 on the cool side. hope this helps
yes i know it is hard to maintain a certain temp with no thermostat as soon as i get it i can set it along with my timer and it will keep the temp i need. it was 47F here yesterday and 74 today so the temp depends on the weather but i am hoping once i get the thermostat i will be able to keep a consistent temp.
i know it's hard to keep the temps sometimes. mine range between 89 and 92 throughout the day and night. and that's only with the UTH and the red bulbs. Sunshine doesn't have a white light. With her being an albino, the white light was too much for her, and she gets lots from the window close by. and from everything i've read and heard, leo's don't see the red so it's perfect for keeping on and viewing. ( tho it does make for interesting pics with no other lights and no flash. lol
got my thermostat my floor temp is staying at 91-92 degrees now and air temp ranges from 75 -85. i also got my timer so day bulb goes off and night bulb comes on the same time everyday yeah
This is my Leo`s Viv any feedback would be appreciated
Looks great! Got all the necessities and the background is fun
If you really want to go full on perfect a thermometer with a probe would be best - the air temp thermometers you have really aren't all that accurate and leos absorb their heat best through their bellies to aid digestion, so surface temperature is the best to be monitoring
i do have a floor thermometer and it varies from reading high 80`s-92ish that is the hot side the middle reads 82-84 but thats the air temp one
The first three pictures are a photo of my adult leopard geckos Hash and Rezz 60 gallon tank and the last two photos art of mine baby leopard geckos Quee-Queg 10 gallon tank
i don't see a moist box is there one? It's very important for a Leo to have a moist box for shedding all you need is some kind of container let's say a butter container then cut a hole on the side then fill fill with dirt and make sure to keep dirt moist
Well I do see one in the baby's cage but not the adults
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